On a lousy Saturday evening when you don’t want to do the usual household chores and definitely not visit the mall to run some errands, where do you go, well I ended end up at a historical place. Since Delhi is bestowed with many historical monuments there is no dearth of choices and I zeroed down to Humayun’s Tomb. Of late I have been witnessing many blog posts and Instagram posts around Humayun’s Tomb so the itch of visiting the Tomb was burgeoning since long and when I got a chance I decided on Humayun’s Tomb in no time.
After tackling a short queue for tickets I got in. There is one thing which is common across all the heritage sites, they all have great history and interesting stories attached with them. As much as I wanted to hire I guide, to my disappointment I couldn’t find any. As I entered the main gate I saw that the area was very well maintained and tidy.
As soon as you walk across the main path way you will have to climb up stairs to get to the first floor of the tomb. After reaching there I took a stroll around the tomb and took pictures of the tomb from all corners. The architecture of the tomb is such that it was symmetrical from all sides. I love the reddish brick color of all the historical sites. The below gallery will give you the glimpse of the Tomb from all the four corners and few other shots from varied angles.
After taking one complete circle around the Tomb I went inside and saw the main hall which houses Humayun’s cenotaph. The actual grave is located underground exactly below the cenotaph.
The architecture inside the tomb was also very symmetrical. The main hall showcases high ceiling and various geometrical patterns.
Another interesting and intriguing part inside the main hall was the cutouts made on the marbles and were acting has partial windows.
After roaming inside the main hall for quite sometime I decided to head out. The sunset view from the Tomb was mesmerizing. I couldn’t do justice to what I saw but still I tried to capture the moment.
That was all about my short and sweet visit to Humayun’s Tomb. Have you visited this historical site, tell me about your experience.